Manuel Neuer

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Manuel Peter Neuer (German pronunciation: [ˈmaːnu̯eːl ˈnɔʏ.ɐ, -ɛl -]; born 27 March 1986) is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, which he captains, and the Germany national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential goalkeepers in the history of the sport, Neuer has been described as a "sweeper-keeper" because of his playing style and speed when rushing off his line to anticipate opponents, going out of the penalty area. He was named the best goalkeeper of the decade from 2011 to 2020 by IFFHS. Neuer started his career at Schalke 04 where he won the DFB-Pokal and DFL-Ligapokal, and was appointed club captain in 2010. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manuel Neuer has received more than 8,349,063 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Manuel Neuer is the 202nd most popular soccer player (up from 214th in 2019), the 1,011th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,226th in 2019) and the 20th most popular German Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Manuel Neuer ranks 202 out of 21,273Before him are Enrique Ballestrero, Amancio Amaro, Hiroaki Sato, Edgar Davids, Teófilo Cubillas, and Giampiero Boniperti. After him are René van de Kerkhof, Samuel Eto'o, Yozo Aoki, Ernesto Valverde, Gino Colaussi, and Pepe.

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Among people born in 1986, Manuel Neuer ranks 7Before him are Richard Madden, Sergio Ramos, Usain Bolt, Drake, Rafael Nadal, and Shia LaBeouf. After him are Lady Gaga, Olivier Giroud, Megan Fox, Amber Heard, Edin Džeko, and Keylor Navas.

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Among people born in Germany, Manuel Neuer ranks 1,011 out of 7,253Before him are Emil Erlenmeyer (1825), Zwentibold (870), John George, Elector of Brandenburg (1525), Augustus, Elector of Saxony (1526), Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775), and Peter Sloterdijk (1947). After him are Herbert Gille (1897), Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg (1817), Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802), Emil Jellinek (1853), Hennig Brand (1630), and Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1597).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Manuel Neuer ranks 20Before him are Helmut Rahn (1929), Harald Schumacher (1954), Felix Magath (1953), Günter Netzer (1944), Thomas Tuchel (1973), and Michael Ballack (1976). After him are Wolfgang Overath (1943), Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (1939), Mesut Özil (1988), Helmut Haller (1939), Thomas Müller (1989), and Jens Lehmann (1969).